Chiang Mai is located in the far north of Thailand, and is served by an international airport, with direct flights to and from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan.  From other countries Chiang Mai is reached via Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.  Note that Chiang Mai is far from Bangkok: the airplane flight between the two cities takes a little over an hour.  Meanwhile daytime and overnight bus and train trips from Bangkok to Chiang Mai take 10-12 hours.


Citizens of most countries can obtain visas upon arrival in Bangkok or Chiang Mai that will remain valid for the duration of SEA-ROAD AIMHI.  However, those coming from the following countries must apply beforehand for visas from the Thai Embassies in these countries: Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Taiwan and Uzbekistan.  Sometimes obtaining visas can be time-consuming if you are from these countries, so it is best to make your application to the Thai Embassy several months before the start of the School.  For more information about Thai visas click here


The accommodation will be provided free of charge at the Eastin Tan Hotel